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The deaths of large numbers of the male population in the nations abroad as a result of the present war has caused more attention to be given to the prevention of infant deaths. The birth rates of England, France and Germany have been steadily diminishing notwithstanding the fact that more and more attention is being continually given to prenatal care. The author has studied the subject not only in some of the large manufacturing centers of England, but also in some of the large cities of the United States. In preparing this book he has kept in mind wholly the relation of this subject to the public, and has laid less stress on medical and technical aspects. Ashby considers this subject one which must be attacked chiefly from the social side. The physician can act as an instructor in pointing the way. He says:
The duty of bringing up children
Infant Mortality.. JAMA. 1916;LXVII(3):233. doi:10.1001/jama.1916.02590030075026